Gassiev looking for a top opponent at the end of the year – source


Finalist World Boxing Super Series and ex-unified cruiserweight champion Russian heavyweight Murat Gassiev (29-1, 22 KOs) is very likely to have one more fight before the end of the year, the observer claims
Jalol Ahmedov.

According to him, the return of the big man is tentatively scheduled for November, and the opponents are “looking for a fighter from the top 10.”

In 2018 in Moscow (RF) in the final superseries Gassiev was outplayed by Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk by one wicket, after which he disappeared from boxing for a long time – the ex-champion was operated on, he went through the recovery process, sued the promoters. The fighter’s comeback was delayed several times due to injuries.

Since 2020, Gassiev has fought one fight a year, while frankly disappointing with the level of opposition – he beat hopeless veterans Nuri Seferi, Michael Wallisch and Carlous Welch.

The last victory turned out to be extremely nasty at all – a ridiculous politicized show from Belgrade (Serbia) from a promoter with a dubious reputation Vladimir Khryunov as part of a freak show “Fight Club Ren TV”. By the way, it was not without such a huge scandal – some people, it seems, do not know how to play by the rules.

Previously, the ex-champion already had the opportunity to fight with an opponent from the top 10, but Gassiev refused to fight with Hrgovic. And the ex-boss Russian Boxing Federation and the incumbent president finally drowned in corruption International Association of (Amateur) Boxing Umar Kremlev even advises Murat to tie up.